This is a great activity that allows students to step into the shoes of an individual from the North, South or West just before the Civil War. It is a three person group activity where each student receives a character bio that lists each issue along with their view on the issue. The students then fill out a chart and attempt to find a compromise with each problem. Issues addressed include: slavery, tariffs, western expansion and others.
The Activity includes: directions, character bios, an issue chart, as well as a follow up homework assignment.